Valencia boast a healthy unbeaten competitive home record in recent weeks (W4, D2), and of the 19 total goals for/against scored in that unbeaten run, just two arrived before the half-hour mark. Additionally, every single Valencia goal (of eight) scored across the last three of those wins arrived inside the second half. In La Liga (LL) alone, Valencia have won three of their last four home matches, with all of those victories producing over 1.5 total second-half goals. A strong first half is still important though, with the points distribution being the same at both half-time and full-time in eight of the last nine LL H2Hs at Mestalla Stadium. Real Madrid’s midweek win in Brugge made it ten matches without defeat for the ‘Galacticos’ (W8, D2). Three of the last four wins in that sequence yielded a margin of exactly two goals, though only one match in that particular trio saw Real Madrid win both halves. < p>
The visitors travel to the Mestalla Stadium after four consecutive away wins in all competitions (GF 10, GA 2). Based on that 5:1 ratio, Real cleared an average handicap of -2 during those wins. Real scored 50% of their last six goals across those wins during the 61st-75th minute period.
Players to watch: Ferrán Torres has been the final goalscorer in each of Valencia’s last three home victories. Real’s Vinícius Júnior was a matchwinner in midweek, and both of his goals this term have ultimately proven decisive, each giving Real a one-goal lead at the time of scoring. Stat attack: Valencia’s last three wins to yield a single-goal margin of victory have seen all match goals from open-play arrive in one half. Four of Real’s last five LL away victories have seen one half produce exactly three match goals. Across all venues, each of the last eight H2H league encounters have seen the same points distribution at HT/FT.
Sunday 15th December, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)
Valencia – Real Madrid TV channel:
MoviStar La Liga
Predicted Line Ups:
Domenech , Waas , Gabriel , Doakhabi , Gaya, Torres , Parejo , Coquelin , Soler , Rodrigo , Gameiro
Courtois , Carvajal , Ramos , Varane , Nacho , Casemiro , Valverde , Kroos, Rodrygo , Bale, Benzema
Hazard , Asensio , Marcelo , Mendy , Rodrigues :
Head to Head Record:
Real Madrid won 7 times against Valencia, 7 games were ended in a draw and only 3 times did Valencia win.
last meeting between Valencia vs Real Madrid:
Their previous meeting ended as Valencia won 2:1 against Real Madrid